Section 13 of UTGST Act 2017: Recovery of Tax

Provisions under Section 13 of the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 relating to “Recovery of Tax”, are as under:

Section 13 of UTGST Act 2017: Recovery of Tax (CHAPTER VI – DEMAND AND RECOVERY)

(1) Where any amount of tax, interest or penalty is payable by a person to the Government under any of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder and which remains unpaid, the proper officer of central tax, during the course of recovery of said tax arrears, may recover the amount from the said person as if it were an arrear of central tax and credit the amount so recovered to the account of the Government under the appropriate head of Union terrirtory tax.

(2) Where the amount recovered under sub-section (1) is less than the amount due to the Government under this Act and the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, the amount to be credited to the account of the Government shall be in proportion to the amount due as Union territory tax and central tax.

Amendments History:

1. CBEC notifies 1st July 2017 as the Commencement date for Section 13 of the UTGST Act 2017, vide Notification 3/2017 UT Tax.

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Govt. has notified the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act, 2017 on 12 April, 2017 followed with Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) (Amendment) Act, 2018 on 30 Aug. 2018. CBEC/ CBIC has subsequently issued various Notifications on commencement date of various Sections/ Provisions of the UTGST/ Amendment Acts from time to time, except where specifically mentioned in the respective UTGST/ Amendment Acts.

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